Staff Spotlight: Kyle Anderson

By Avery McGaha

For today’s Staff Spotlight, we caught up with Kyle Anderson!

Q: What is your position at GRP this Summer?
A: Counselor

Q: How many years have you been at GRP?
A: This will be my first year at GRP.

Q: What are you currently doing?
A: I am a double major in economics and philosophy, finishing up my senior year of college at the University of Alabama. I will begin law school at the University of Alabama next year.

Q: What is your spirit animal and why?
A: A dog because I am loyal, friendly, and a social by nature. I am very perceptive of other people’s emotions and I always seek to help out the weakest among us. I defend my friends and loved ones even when it is not easy.

Q: What are you passionate about?
A: Learning about and understanding the world around me; I am deeply interested in philosophy and economics, particularly ethics, epistemology, and game theory. I want to eventually develop a robust theory of human happiness and morality.

Q: What is your favorite thing to do outside?
A: Nowadays soccer, but when I was younger I used to enjoy pretending to survive in the wilderness. I would try to build small tools and set up a base under the cover of an old cedar tree on my grandparents’ property.

Q: Tell us about your favorite trip/experience.
A: Last spring I went to Cabo, Mexico on a fraternity sponsored leadership retreat. Although we were in Cabo on Spring Break, the retreat was not at all what you would expect. We spent sun-up to sun-down learning from successful alumni and examining ourselves deeply. I left the retreat with newfound motivation and a desire to push myself harder everyday.

Q: Why did you choose to come to GRP this summer?
A: I enjoyed camp as a kid but have not seen much of the outdoors since then. I want a much needed break from technology and to once again appreciate what nature has to offer. I also used to coach soccer and I love teaching kids, which is something I have not been able to do since my freshman year of college.

Q: Where is your favorite place to hike?
A:I enjoy hiking around Lake Nicol here in Tuscaloosa. The steep, tree-laden Alabama hills and large boulders form a stream that trickles down the moss-covered rocks. In the winter, icicles form where small waterfalls once were. The view of the lake from the hilltops is amazing.